Hoop Art Baby Announcement

By  Melony Miller Bradley 

size: 6" diameter

  • Hoop Art Baby Announcement


  • Wooden embroidery hoop, 6” diameter
  • Cotton print fabric, scraps
  • Natural canvas, 1/4 yd.
  • Kreinik 005 Black #16 Medium Braid
  • Black embroidery floss
  • Acrylic rhinestones, 9mm, five


  • Sewing machine and black thread
  • Needles: embroidery, sewing
  • DecoArt Americana Cadmium Yellow Acrylic Paint
  • Adhesives: Beacon Adhesives Premium Tacky Glue, fusible webbing

Basic Supplies

  • paintbrush, scissors, iron and pressing surface, fabric marking pen, newspaper (to cover work surface), ruler, pencil
  • 1. Take wooden embroidery hoop apart. On covered work surface, paint both pieces Cadmium Yellow. Let dry.
  • 2. Follow manufacturer's instructions to fuse webbing to fabric scraps. Cut out five 1" triangles (pennants). Cut canvas to 9" square.
  • 3. Fuse pennants to center of canvas. Machine-sew pennants along top of canvas using straight stitch.
  • 4. Cut 8" length of metallic braid. Attach braid along top of pennants using black thread and couching stitch. Knot and clip thread ends.
  • 5. Use fabric marker to write birth date and baby's name on canvas as shown. Thread embroidery needle with three strands of black embroidery floss; backstitch birth date and name. Knot and clip thread ends.
  • 6. Insert canvas into embroidery hoop; apply tacky glue along inside of hoop to help secure canvas. Let dry. Adhere rhinestone on center of each pennant. Let dry.